Tuesday, April 6, 2010

mother's day bonanza

Mother’s Day is May 9th, which is a little over a month away.

Want to avoid the last minute scramble? You know your Mom deserves the best, so don’t spend the evening of May 8th at the mall or the florist.

For the next two weeks I will be preparing Mother’s Day baskets of AMAZING spa products. These can be totally customized based on your budget and needs.

I know we would all love to send our Moms to the Spa, but let’s face it, she probably doesn’t have the time and you might not have the money. Let’s bring the spa to her!! I will also be offering gift certificates for an in home spa party for your Mom and some of her most stressed out friends.

The best part . . . this will be totally FREE to you!

But if you’d like to purchase some spa bucks for your Mom we can arrange that too. If you reply to this offer before APRIL 17th and purchase $25 credit for your Mom, I’ll match it. She will have $50 credit to purchase some of her favorite treatments from the spa, and it will only cost YOU $25!!!

Obviously if you aren’t local I probably can’t bring a gift wrapped basket to you, but don’t feel left out. Let me know if you are still interested in some spa products for your Mom and I’ll send you a link where you can get them shipped right to your door.

Please email me if you are interested. alisonito@gmail.com Thanks for your support!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

who fat?

feb. 7, 2010
anyone else notice that my pictures are mainly of food? is anyone actually surprised? ya, I didn't think so. here is just some of our superbowl food, minus the delicious queso dip. we didn't even make it to the main course. and to top it off i was sent home with an amazing lasagna. yum.
one question, who fat? this girl. woot.

Friday, February 5, 2010


feb. 5, 2010
this cheeseball fitting into his lmu sweat pants that amanda bought him when he was a baby. we all laughed at how big they were. this is probably the last time he will fit in them.
feb. 5, 2010
john wayne. eat at joe's. nom nom nom. enough leftovers for breakfast too! woot.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


feb. 3, 2010 hot night roll. yum.
feb. 3, 21010 this picture of the sunset from work does not do it justice. gorg!
feb. 2, 2010 tacos from hudson house. heavenly!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

bubblegum pink

got manis with stef this morning. so happy she invited. I def needed one and I could always use some more time with my significant other. especially time outside of the studio. my nails were a disaster, they been breaking on everything lately. she trimmed a couple of my nails to be as short as some of my other ones and I swear I can't even
scratch myself.

Friday, January 29, 2010

my valentine's wish list

jan. 29 2010
this and an apartment to put it in. thanks hun.

a wonderful day full of antiquing. more pictures to come tomorrow.
hopefully i'll figure out my new amazing nikon lens that i got for $5. woot.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

just one of those days...

jan. 27, 2010
is usually made better with crafts. glad i was convinced to attend art zone after hours. made this necklace of fabric covered beads. though i thought i hated it the whole time, i loved the end results. crafts make everything better, crafts with good friends are even better.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

funky buttlovin...

jan. 26, 2010
crocheted this bad boy while watching "rookie of the year." a classic. it's about halfway done, so expect the finished product later in the week.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010


i realize i missed a picture on friday. so here are a few pictures to make-up for that.
this is my hand next to tyra, the polar bear's, head
this is my hand next to donovan's head
these are the yummy cupcakes i got from cupcake couture in mb.

this is the end of my post.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Big Dog.

this is tyra. warning if you walk a dog like tyra, people will stop you on the street to talk about her. you know nothing about her. the way you pronounce the breed she is kinda sounds like you are calling her a "great penis." people will think you are walking a polar bear. women will come out of curves to talk about her. tyra will drool on this person without them knowing. when you first met tyra, you called her tyler. ooops. say a lil prayer for tyra she's getting a lil cosmetic surgery tomorrow to snip a "goiter" off her face. such a sweet polar bear.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

heart felt garland

jan. 21, 2010
felt heart garland i made at artzone after hours...at catalina coffee company. check out julie's adorable blog for craft night... http://artzoneafterhours.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

i didn't take a picture...

jan. 19, 2010
that's what i realized at 10 pm. i forgot to take a picture today. so i ran around the house looking for anything to take a picture of. and i found this beauty. this thing helps me out of bed each morning. one day i will venture back into the world of coffee. so many choices but i'll stick to my organic green tea...for now.

this post is lame. i will try to remember to take a picture tomorrow. ugh.

Monday, January 18, 2010

these paws were made for walking..

jan. 18, 2010

took the pups out for a leisurely stroll when i got home from work today. the rain had stopped and i felt like they deserved the opportunity to be the first to pee on everything. and they did. they lifted their legs for every tree, bush, and rock. synchronized peeing, dueling peeing, sequential peeing, they did it all. the highlight of the walk was when donovan either didn't see the sidewalk ending or thought he was going to fly, but either way he like fell off the curb or jumped, i don't know quite how it happened but he ended up landing like 3 feet from the curb to a sliding stop. poor guy hobbled on three legs for like 3 houses. didn't skip a beat either, would have kept walking without a whimper if i didn't stop him to make sure he was ok. it cracks me up how he is such a different dog on walks. the alpha male. peeing on trees first and then running to the front of the pack. we are a pack of three now. the other highlight, or notable story rather, was when banning's $1 collar broke. who would have thought that that would happened. was talking to my mom about donovan's crash and burn when banning is suddenly off leash and i'm sitting there walking his identification tags instead. at least he didn't sprint off like donovan would have.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


jan. 17, 2010
i love getting a lil video chat in with my sissssssssster in italy. miss you sissy!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

taking my blog to the next level...

jan. 16, 2010
well i thought i was at least. figured out a way to post that picture from my phone last night. i always forget to post until i'm super cozy in bed, so i would love to master blogging in bed. don't know why the picture is so large. but anyways that is my gorgeous new samsonite train case that i got at an estate sale. i'm keeping this one and it will be my craft kit. the mirror was broken so joe and i ripped it out and i like it better with the back exposed. i also got a ton of new buttons and an absurd amount of plaid fabric. can't wait to get to crafting.

Friday, January 15, 2010

for your viewing pleasure..

donovan was clearly enjoying law and order: svu. and i agree, it was a humdinger.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

warning: egg and CORN ahead

jan. 13, 2010
on a salad no less. reunited and it feels so good. din din with the cuz at souplantation.
heaven indeed.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

feliz cumpleanos..

jan. 12, 2010
took this lovely lady out for her birthday tonight. happy birthday sie-dawg. i'm happy to hear you still wear to bed what you need to wear early the next morning, whether it be your storm uniform many moons ago, to your workout clothes in present times. happy to introduce you to some fantabulous tacos at hudson house. it's the gift that keeps on giving.

Monday, January 11, 2010

godiva remix

jan. 11, 2010
getting in on the repurposing/mod podge action. why yes, these are covered godiva chocolate covered pretzel containers. i ate them all in the name of mod podge. i think i'll use one of them for my fabric scraps, and the other..any suggestions?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

thank you..and thank you..and thank you

jan. 10, 2010
thank you cards locked and loaded and ready to be delivered. mom made me write them when i was a wee little one. until my fingers bled. ok that may be an exaggeration, but back them I acted like it was torture. for a couple years, i lagged, and didn't write them or if i did they were super late. i've been re inspired, you could say, by the sweet and oh so punctual thank you cards from my dear friend stef, otherwise known and my significant other. so thank you mom for instilling this in me, and thank you stef for "re-instilling" it in me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


jan. 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

plaid is rad...

jan. 8, 2010
bought this material today at joann's. i think i have decided that this beauty will christen my new sewing machine. it's gorg and it was super duper on sale and i got the last of it. woot. woot.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

what i'm looking forward to the most this summer...

jan. 7, 2010
well...maybe right after my best friend toby's wedding. hmmm..maybe. seriously though, so excited. i'm going to request days off now cause there is no way i'm missing any of our games.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

dear lifesize bottle of knock-off nyquil...

jan. 6, 2010
when i bought you december 26, 2009 when I was nursing my poor joe back to health, i thought you were going to last a lifetime. well at least to get us through a few colds. but here I am how many weeks after, still fighting the same cold that has morphed his way into different forms. you've been so good to me, i usually sleep until the morning when i wake up with the sorest of sore throats from sleeping with my mouth wide open the whole night. probably snoring, more that usual. but now i see you are running low, all 16 fl oz. of you. you'll get me through tonight and maybe one or two more. then we shall part my loving knock off nyquil. on sale with my cvs card. you made it to the new year. but i doubt you'll see the weekend. perhaps i'll go to the dr. tomorrow to finally kick this funky thing. but working at the germ incubator that i do i'll probably be buying some more of you real soon, perhaps costco carries a larger size.

sweet dreams.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

without further adieu...

jan. 5, 2010
my new baby. my very own sewing machine, finally out of the box, finally enough room to take her out of the box. the craft area needed and still needs more cleaning. more cleaning and purging. as does my room, my bathroom, our storage area. purge, purge, purge. :)

i love that my machine says simple on it, here's hoping she isn't a liar and is indeed simple. cause sometimes i get so frustrated that i want to scream about how NOT simple sewing is sometimes.

Monday, January 4, 2010

starting the year off bright..

jan. 04, 2010
with neon purple nail polish

funny story, my grandma asked me when my mom was pregnant with amanda, what i wanted to name the new baby..my response, "baby purple." so in honor of the baby purple heading off to Italy, purple nails. could you imagine, baby purple. maybe it will be god's younger sister. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bling blaooo

jan. 3, 2010
sipping on some green tea from our new coffee/tea maker. with my new bling on.
here's a pic sans finger...